The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 1 February 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Monteverdi's musical style marked a transition from Renaissance to Baroque. Hear his motets, madrigals and vespers all this week on Blue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:31
      Title: Wimmin From Coast To Coast
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:37
      Title: Prelude No.15 In D Flat Major
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 6:03
    • 22:45
      Title: Skilningi
      Performer(s): Mishenko, Misha
      Performer(s): Mishenko, Misha
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:49
      Title: Splanky
      Performer(s): Hefti, Neal
      Performer(s): Hefti, Neal
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:54
      Title: Blues For J
      Performer(s): Smith, James
      Performer(s): Smith, James
      Duration: 5:33
    • 23:01
      Title: Soleriana - Pastoral
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:09
      Title: Cantate Domino
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 2:23
    • 23:11
      Title: Dunsinane Blues
      Performer(s): Dankworth / Shakespeare
      Performer(s): Dankworth / Shakespeare
      Duration: 3:34
    • 23:15
      Title: And He Will Not Come Again
      Performer(s): Shakespeare
      Performer(s): Shakespeare
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:16
      Title: How Oft
      Performer(s): Norby E./Shakespear W.
      Performer(s): Norby E./Shakespear W.
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:20
      Title: Women Of Ireland
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Duration: 6:45
    • 23:27
      Title: Vertigo
      Performer(s): Redmond, David
      Performer(s): Redmond, David
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:34
      Title: Seobá Mo Leanbh (Shush My Baby)
      Performer(s): Trad Arr O'Leary
      Performer(s): Trad Arr O'Leary
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:36
      Title: Concerto For Lute, 2 Violins And Continuo In D Major, Rv93 (Ii)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:42
      Title: String Quartet No.4 (2nd Movement) Lento
      Performer(s): Williams, Adrian
      Performer(s): Williams, Adrian
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:49
      Title: Zefiro Torna
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:03
      Title: If You Could See Me Now
      Performer(s): Dameron, Tadd
      Performer(s): Dameron, Tadd
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:08
      Title: The Dreamer
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:13
      Title: Moonpie
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:18
      Title: Your Ghost (Variation On Schumann's Theme And Variations In E Fl
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Duration: 5:55
    • 00:24
      Title: Still Learning
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 6:22
    • 00:31
      Title: String Quartet No.5 In Eb Major (3rd Movement) Adagio Non Troppo
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 8:54
    • 00:41
      Title: Unreachably Close
      Performer(s): Berauer, Johannes
      Performer(s): Berauer, Johannes
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:47
      Title: Serenity
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:52
      Title: Amor
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 3:36
    • 00:55
      Title: Symphony No.1 - Tema Con Variazioni E Fuga: Var. I
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:56
      Title: Symphony No.1 - Tema Con Variazioni E Fuga: Var. V
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Duration: 3:45

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